- Canadian women had off moguls podium for 1st time in 20 years.
- Canadian Mark McMorris flew into the finals with the second-best score in qualifying Sunday at Beijing’s 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
McMorris and Toutant in the slopestyle final:
Mark McMorris states he’ll draw out all his most challenging stunts in his request for a second Olympic slopestyle award.
On Sunday, the 28-year-old from Regina directed a trio of Canadian snowboarders into the slopestyle final at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.
The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist was assigned the second-highest score of the day, as Sébastien Toutant reached seventh, and Max Parrot in 10th after their two runs.
“To be offered a berth into tomorrow’s final and at least have a go at a medal, that’s most significant,” McMorris stated. Source – cbc.ca
“Yeah, just attempting to put it all together from top to base isn’t an effortless task.” Source – cbc.ca
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McMorris is arriving off an X Games gold award in slopestyle just two weeks ago and will peek to return to the podium in the slopestyle final on Sunday starting at 11:10 p.m. ET.
Canadians miss podium in females’ moguls
Since 2002, there will be no Canadian on the women’s Olympic moguls stage for the only time.
Chloé Dufour-Lapointe — the 2014 Olympic silver medal winner— was the leading Canadian, ending in ninth place with a score of 72.96 in the second game of the three-round final.
Sofiane Gagnon, a 22-year-old Olympic newcomer from Whistler, BC, had pushed it into the second round but slipped on her run and did not complete.
Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Chloe’s sister, did not go to the second round, hitting in her run. Although the two-time Olympic medal winner did not technically complete, she reached for another pole to end her run down the hill.